Study: mobile working leads to more work

Study: mobile working leads to more work

According to a study, working outside the office with a PC, laptop or smartphone leads to more work, but can still make people happy.

Researchers at the employer-affiliated institute of the german economy (IW) in colonia have found that so-called mobile computer workers in germany most often have workdays of more than ten hours. The job satisfaction of these people is nevertheless high.

"The interesting thing is that these people have more autonomy, which means they have more sovereignty to decide: how do i work, when do i work, what do i work," said study author oliver stettes. Overall, this leads to a balance.

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Cinema amok runner charged with mass murder

cinema amok runner charged with mass murder

He acted maliciously, "with extreme indifference to the value of human life," the indictment read. In addition, the prosecution accused him on monday of more than 100 counts of attempted murder. The former student again made an absent impression at times during the arraignment in centennial, colorado, according to the CNN TV network.

The question of whether holmes is sane was allowed to be at the center of the trial. Holmes, who appeared mentally unhinged a week ago, listened to the reading of the indictment silently and without visible reaction, reporters reported from the courtroom. His hair continued to be dyed bright red. He stared into space for a long time and opened his eyes wide. However, he made a more alert impression than he did a week ago.

The accused had said only one word. Judge william sylvester had asked him if he agreed with his lawyers’ request for more time before a preliminary hearing. Holmes answered "yes" in a barely audible voice, a CNN reporter said. Members of the victims’ families were also present in the audience. There were no pictures from the courtroom this time because cameras were banned.

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Local road in buch to be upgraded

Local road in buch to be upgraded

In buch, the entrance to the town coming from the direction of lichtenstein is to be expanded. At the same time, the municipality of untermerzbach wants to have empty pipes laid for the fiber optic expansion, as was discussed at the meeting of the municipal council on monday. In addition, a small walkway area is to be created.

As mayor helmut dietz (SPD) said, the circle road has 46 will be extended in 2021, coming from the direction of lichtenstein, in buch. "With a view to broadband expansion, we have had a master plan drawn up for our entire municipal area", described dietz. Here is the inner local part of buch included. The five to six residential buildings in buch are to be connected with empty pipes, but also in the context of the further expansion of the village thoroughfare, which is planned in the 2024 expansion plan. The municipal council decided to commission the corresponding planning. For this 4350 euro are necessary.

For the equipment of the new emergency vehicle (TSF-W) for the fire department memmelsdorf a meeting with the manufacturer magirus took place. The mayor attended the meeting together with firefighters from memmelsdorf. Here it came up that the 30 year old generator is worn out and it makes no sense to include it in the new vehicle. "We have therefore asked the administration for quotations for a new power unit", said the mayor. He recommended the council to order such a device from the company magirus at a price of 4360 euros. The committee followed the proposal.

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Ten percent for the building site

Ten percent for the building site

Builders with a severely disabled person in the family will in future be able to obtain a favorable building site in the buddental and hammerstielweg building areas in kitzingen. The city grants ten percent discount (per square meter without displacement) on the purchase of a municipal building site.

A narrow majority of the kitzingen city council voted 15 to 14 in favor of a corresponding motion by the SPD faction. This means that severely disabled people receive the same discount on the purchase of owner-occupied housing as families, who have been saving ten percent of the purchase price since 2007 if there are children. The prerequisite is that one of the family members (grandparents, parents or children) must be at least 50 percent severely disabled at the time the property is purchased. A double discount (children and severely disabled) is not possible, however.

Enabling home environment

The SPD faction had justified its motion with the fact that severely disabled people are more dependent on their home environment than others. The city should therefore support them in the purchase of a city-owned lot. Because of the handicap, in most cases for severely handicapped people there are much higher construction costs for a new building, for example to make it barrier-free.

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Rough fires in the usa rage on – hundreds of houses destroyed

Rough fires in the usa rage on - hundreds of houses destroyed

The flames have destroyed increasingly large areas in the past few days, and at last drove 36,000 people to flee. A good 300 houses burned to ashes. U.S. President barack obama to fly to disaster area on friday to assess situation.

Storm gusts peaking at 145 kilometers per hour had further fanned the forest fire in waldo canyon. In total, more than 730 square kilometers of land have burned in the disaster areas. The cause of the devastating fire remained unclear, even arson was no longer explicitly ruled out.

"This makes me angry and makes my blood boil," said colorado governor john hickenlooper. "It evokes a physical reaction in me to think that there is someone out there who does something like this just to get a kick and some kind of joy out of it."

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Mountain bike team “black mountains” is well placed

mountain bike team

Luck and misfortune were close together when 15 riders of the mountain bike team "schwarze berge" (black mountains) at the fourth robbacher kidscup not far from biebergemund they started. The geroder mountain bikers made up the strongest team – and at the end of the race day seven of them could be happy about a podium place. Three times the mountain bikers from rhon could celebrate a double success. In the age group U15 erik metz (singenrain) and david barthelmes (oberleichtersbach) finished second and third. Erik metz had even been leading the field for long stretches of the race. But in the last round he had to let the one year older chaser go.

Also in the race of the girls of the age group U13 there was a double success. Here it was anna schubert (place) and hannah bienmuller (geroda) who finished in second and third place respectively. The same result was achieved by the youngsters in the U9 age group: johann schubert (platz) in second place, max wirth (geroda) in third place. There was a lot of excitement about this third place, on which the geroder was put only after a protest. Despite the close but clear finish, the judges had initially placed him fourth.

No chance after a fall
The good performance of the team from geroda was rounded off by the second place of diana schlereth (geroda) in the age group U15 (w). The races for other riders were not quite so fortunate. Moritz zehner and louis metz were forced to dismount shortly after the start due to the crash of riders ahead of them and then had no chance of catching up with the front of the field.

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The budget grows by 300000 euros

The budget grows by 300000 euros

The municipality has already on 21. March adopted its budget with the total amount of 8.1 million euros for the year 2016. But at the meeting of the board on monday had to be added another 300000 euros. This became necessary, because in the course of the reorganization of the federal highway B 279 a necessary approach road with turning lane must be built and the costs for this the municipality as erschliebungstrager has to carry. This had not been taken into account in the budget.

As mayor wolfram thein explained, the turning lane is planned at the northern exit of the town in the direction of ermershausen, where the future commercial area is to be built. "Our budget department assumes that we will be able to handle it", said the mayor. He explained in principle again the administrative and property budget, including the additional 300,000 euros required. The market town council approved this increase.

The footpath and cycle path along the B 279 between maroldsweisach and ermershausen is maintained by the municipality, also with regard to the obligation to ensure traffic safety. Managing director michael rahn explained that the operational maintenance and control, maintenance and cleaning, should be carried out by the municipality. The costs for this were taken over by the state building authority against proof. Second mayor harald deringer made the motion that the agenda item be postponed. In view of the not inconsiderable costs incurred by the municipality for the planned turning lane, a discussion should first be held with the tramway authorities. This was decided.

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Oldest fungal fossil discovered in canada

Oldest fungal fossil discovered in canada

Researchers have discovered fossils of fungi about a billion years old. It is by far the oldest unambiguously dated record of living creatures. Ourasphaira giraldae is more than half a billion years older than previously found mushroom fossils.

A group led by corentin loron from the university of luttich (belgium) found numerous specimens of the fungus in shale rock from northwestern canada.

"Since O. Giraldae is preserved in the shallow-water estuarine shale of the grassy bay formation, this fungus may have lived in an estuarine environment," the researchers write in the scientific journal "nature". According to them, the accumulation of organic waste products from other creatures in this area could have allowed the fungus to grow and thrive quite well. O. Giralda, according to the researchers, has the closest resemblance to a group of mushrooms, which also includes the tubular mushrooms and the stander mushrooms.

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Candidates in the portrait: ursula seissiger (fdp)

Candidates in the portrait: ursula seissiger (fdp)

The ducks stretch their beaks toward the sun, a swan dips its head and neck into the cooling water of the main river. "They’ve got it good," says ursula seissiger and laughs. The 66-year-old is passionate about the river main and the element of water in general. "I could sit here for hours, look into the distance and let my mind wander."

This vastness – it also means freedom. And that is the keyword for seissiger with regard to her political commitment. "I stand up for civil rights and for the freedom of every individual to develop." That’s why they are running for the FDP.

A passionate general practitioner

She is passionate about her job as a general practitioner. And as an emergency doctor. "Already my father was a doctor. I grew up with that." But vehemently resists the helper syndrome. "That’s not why i do what i do," she says confidently. Again and again, seissiger returns to her profession, using it to underline political positions.

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Petition is successful: bavarian state parliament defunds psychiatric law

Petition is successful: bavarian state parliament defunds psychiatric law

After sharp criticism, the state government refrains from introducing a central file to record all patients housed in psychiatric institutions. Minister president markus soder (CSU) announced the reversal on tuesday after the cabinet meeting.

"Law turns all mentally ill people into criminals": petition against state parliament resolution successful

Help first

The first priority should be to help the patients and their families, said soder. "We are talking about people who have a psychiatric illness, not criminals", said social minister kerstin schreyer (CSU).

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